Action Figures

Toy Fair 2020 - Hasbro Star Wars Retro Kenner Luke Skywalker with Hoth Ice Planet Board Game

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 22, 2020

Hoth Ice Planet Adventure Game! Walmart is reissuing Kenner's old Boba Fett, Yoda, Bespin Luke, Hoth Leia, Hoth Han, and Lando Calrissian figures - and pre-sales of some are already sold out. And many of us older fans already own those figures, which are getting more randomized pre-applied "wear" on the card art. So you might be interested in this board game.

Toy Fair 2020 - Hasbro Galaxy of Adventures 5-Inch Action Figures

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 22, 2020

Galaxy of Adventures! The surprisingly well-made, nicely articulated, and fairly priced line of 5-inch action figures continues alongside the reality of stores phasing the segment out and there being some question as to where you might find it. Hasbro's post-The Rise of Skywalker game is pretty good, focusing on the top-tier characters of today, the classics, and no real cohesion so the toys can pal around terribly well.

Toy Fair 2020 - The Hasbro Star Wars Live Tweetening

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, February 22, 2020

If you go to a good site, they'll no doubt put together great galleries with insightful, useful commentary - but since I was unable to squeeze in most of the areas where the good collector stuff was, we don't have pictures of everything.  I'm working on galleries now of some nifty new toys and we also have a text dump of my tweets from the Hasbro Media Day presentation.

Highlights: Walmart has retro Kenner for The Empire Strikes Back, pretty much a lot of it all leaked early, The Vintage Collection showed 2 figures (one reissue, one resculpt), and while there's a lot of interesting product - in every definition of the word - long-time collectors are unlikely to be feeling that this is Their year, even if it's an diverse batch of stuff. 

Toy Fair 2020 - Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures Ahsoka and Clone Trooper

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, February 20, 2020

3747 Because Hasbro's goal now is to seemingly ensure we get lots of awesome, but incompatible figures spread over several scales let's look at Galaxy of Adventure Ahsoka Tano and a Clone Trooper.  This style of figure is cheap, well-constructed, and fun - but a scattered cast may make it something you don't collect.  (Buy one, they're neat.) Check out the press text and new images.

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,666: BB Unit (Color-Changing Droids, Droid Factory Line Look)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, February 20, 2020

Something old, something blue, this BB Unit (Color-Changing Droids, Droid Factory Line Look)  has it all!  White when warm and blue when cold, you can get your fingerprints all over this guy in a cold room. It's a fun play feature.  Do you need it?  No, but... you kind of do. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,665: First Order Elite Snowtrooper (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, February 18, 2020

New?  A lot of the late 2019 exclusives were deco changes or accessory changes, and this First Order Elite Snowtrooper (The Black Series 6-Inch)  was a bit of both. Available individually or in a mystery box crate, this clearanced-out Target exclusive took a 2015 First Order Snowtrooper and added a cloak. And some paint.  I wasn't excited about it at full price, but the gift set's hat, pin, and comic made a nice gift set when it was marked down. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,664: Babu Frik (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, February 13, 2020

The one, the only, the Babu Frik (The Black Series 6-Inch) is who we're looking at today.  I don't assume they can or will make a 3 3/4-inch scale one, so this larger-scale (but tiny) figure is the best bet you've got right now.  Is it worth it? Will you lose it in the couch? Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,663: Rey (& D-O, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Today: Rey (& D-O, The Black Series 6-Inch). It's a fantastic figure with exceptional articulation and the best Daisy Ridley likeness yet, plus a small droid sidekick - and she's not too hard to find.  Read on!

Star Wars Review: D-O (& Rey, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, February 6, 2020

D-O (& Rey, The Black Series 6-Inch) is technically an accessory, but less technically, he's really hard to get to stand up properly compared to other versions of the figure.   He's a got a little dirt, though, and articulated hair antenna things on the back. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,661: C-3PO (& Babu Frik, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, February 4, 2020

This 6-inch C-3PO includes Babu Frik... and Chewbacca's signature gear.   Promising chaos and action, the figure was ultimately more interesting than its scenes in The Rise of Skywalker, but hey, we've always got our imaginations.  The Target exclusive is most likely long gone at your local stores, but if you can find it I would recommend it.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,660: Chewbacca (& C-3PO, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, January 30, 2020

Check out Chewbacca (& C-3PO, The Black Series 6-Inch)! It's a lot more expenisve than buying individual Chewbacca and C-3PO figures, but there are enough changes that may make it worth your while to get this set. Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,659: Death Star Gunner (The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, January 28, 2020

This super-articulated Death Star Gunner (The Vintage Collection) is based on Rogue One!  It has a blaster and some of the best articulation ever, it's a pity there's no Death Star to put the figures in these days.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,658: Klatooinian Raider (The Vintage Collection)

By Adam Pawlus — Thursday, January 23, 2020

Hey, it's a Klatooinian Raider (The Vintage Collection)!  It's a new head on an old Weequay body, with a new hat and vest. Clever!  It's the pack-in with the really cool AT-ST Raider, an expensive - but absolutely worth it on sale - exclusive at Best Buy.  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,657: First Order Stormtrooper (2019 TLJ, The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The 2019 First Order Stormtrooper (2019 TLJ, The Black Series 6-Inch)  looks a lot like figures from 2015 and 2018.  It also shares many parts with them, but this one was also available in a white box if that's your jam.  Do you need more?  Is it a great excuse to build an army while only buying one of everything?  Read on!

Star Wars Figure of the Day: Day 2,656: Heavy Infantry Mandalorian (The Black Series 6-Inch)

By Adam Pawlus — Saturday, January 18, 2020

We had a brief server outage, which is why we're late posting about this Heavy Infantry Mandalorian (The Black Series 6-Inch)  - which was on the blog as scheduled, so hooray tenacity.  It's a great figure and Best Buy seems to be out for now.  Will you have another crack at it in the future?  Well, I hope so, it's superb. I don't care if you don't like the show, this figure is so cool you old crusty people are going to want one.  Read on!